Waikato-Waiariki

There are four Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Hamilton

Level 1
19 Worley Place
Hamilton 3204
Private Bag 3020, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.waikato@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Rotorua

6 Tarawera Road
Lynmore
Rotorua 3010
Private Bag 3017, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.rotorua@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Tauranga

Unit 3
51-53 Fifteenth Avenue
Tauranga 3112
PO Box 69, Tauranga 3114
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.tauranga@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Whakatāne

58 Commerce Street
Whakatāne 3120
PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three regions, Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.

Waikato-Tainui rohe extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses Te Moana a Toi through to Wakatiri – the furthest point East.

The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).

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Regional Director

Rachel Jones (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu)

Regional Director, Waikato-Waiariki

If you’re a Māori organisation in the Waikato and Waiariki regions, then expect Rachel Jones to come calling any time soon.

Read more about Rachel.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:

  • Hauraki
  • Maniapoto
  • Raukawa
  • Waikato
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Ngāti Whakaue
  • Ngāti Pikiao
  • Ngāti Mākino
  • Tūhourangi
  • Tapuika
  • Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
  • Ngāti Rangitihi
  • Waitaha
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere
  • Ngāti Rongomai

  •  Ngāti Uenukukopako

  • Ngāti Tarawhai

  • Ngāti Tahu
  • Ngāi Te Rangi
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Ranginui
  • Ngāti Manawa
  • Ngāti Pūkenga
  • Ngāti Whare
  • Te Whakatōhea
  • Ngāi Tai
  • Ngāti Awa
  • Te Whānau ā Apanui
  • Ngāti Hauā
  • Te Arawa River Iwi (made up of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa; Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuara; Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao)
    (http://www.tarit.co.nz/)
  • Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.

The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

About Te Kāhui Māngai

Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.

You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here http://www.tkm.govt.nz/

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Iwi radio stations

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Koeke supporting each other ā hinengaro, ā wairua, ā tīnana

    • Date: 01 October 2020

    Taking up the ukulele for the first time, getting tips on using mobile devices and making new friends are just a few of the benefits of a programme for Rotorua koeke run by Tā Taipakeke Trust.

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  • Maara kai to keep kōeke nourished and safe

    • Date: 04 September 2020

    Unable to do regular grocery shopping during COVID-19 restrictions, many of the 150 kōeke, who make up over half of all the residents in Ōhinemutu village (in the heart of Rotorua) struggled to access and afford fresh fruit and vegetables.

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  • Te Arawa Level 2 marae packs ready to go

    • Date: 03 June 2020

    When New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2, Te Arawa were quick off the mark to prepare their marae for the loosening of restrictions – while keeping everyone safe.

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  • Being whānau in a changing world

    • Date: 08 May 2020

    When the Turner whānau (Waikato, Ngāti Aamaru) moved into their papakāinga in 2017 they didn’t imagine it would become their sanctuary and lifeline during a pandemic.

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  • Continued vigilance to keep kaumātua safe as alert levels drop

    • Date: 07 May 2020

    Hamilton’s Rauawawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) will continue their new ‘Covid world’ way of supporting kaumatua until Alert Level 1 because of how vulnerable elderly are to the virus and some are anxious about leaving their bubble too early.

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